855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 2008
Wesley Novotny provides tax advice on a wide range of corporate and personal tax matters. Wes has extensive experience in advising clients in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), having managed large and complex corporate and personal CRA audits. He has also successfully represented clients through the CRA appeals process as well as before the Tax Court of Canada. He also has experience assisting clients with voluntary disclosures and in dealing with CRA collections. Wes also has provided tax and pension benefits standards advice to Canadian pension funds. He also provides advice on questions of resource taxation, including flow-through shares, as well as farm taxation and reorganizations of farm businesses. Wes is a past director and past president of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He clerked for Madame Justice Alice Desjardins and Mr. Justice Robert Décary of the Federal Court of Appeal from 2007 to 2008. Wes attended McGill University as a Loran Scholar. He is a frequent speaker and writer on tax related matters and has presented papers at Canadian Tax Foundation and Canadian Petroleum Tax Society conferences and seminars.
On July 10, 2015, Newmarket Gold Inc. (Newmarket) and Crocodile Gold Corp. (Crocodile Gold) combined by way of a court approved plan of arrangement under the <i>Business Corporations Act (Ontario)</i>, creating a new gold industry consolidator solidly positioned to acquire high quality gold assets in the world’s most desirable mining jurisdictions. The combined entity has been named Newmarket Gold Inc. and its common shares are trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the new symbol “NMI”. The transaction is valued at approximately $185 million.